Postcards from the Edge
This bestselling Hollywood novel by the witty author ofWishful Drinking and Shockaholic that was made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
When we first meet the extraordinary young actress Suzanne Vale, she's feeling like "something on the bottom of someone's shoe, and not even someone interesting." Suzanne is in the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation, trying to understand what happened to her life and how she managed to land in a "drug hospital."
Just as Fisher's first film role--the precocious teenager in Shampoo--echoed her own Beverly Hills upbringing, her first book is set within the world she knows better than anyone else: Hollywood. This stunning literary debut chronicles Suzanne's vivid, excruciatingly funny experiences inside the clinic and as she comes to terms with life in the outside world. Postcards from the Edge is more than a book about stardom and drugs. It is a revealing look at the dangers--and delights--of all our addictions, from money and success to sex and insecurity.
`Carrie Fisher's 1987 roman a clef bristles with a bravery and candor that still feels groundbreaking' * New York Times * `Savagely funny and savagely revealing. It makes Moby-Dick seem like a big, fat, dumb book' -- Steve Martin `A sharply irreverent, deliciously witty trip through Hollywood-land' -- Jackie Collins `I'd forgotten how good it is. Carrie Fisher's narrator Suzanne Vale tells this story, of a privileged woman gone awry, with sharpness and wit' * Evening Standard *
Carrie Fisher has been a director in her teens, an actor in her twenties (The STAR WARS trilogy, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, etc), a screenwriter and novelist in her thirties (POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, SURRENDER THE PINK).